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Day 216: Batu Pahat – Johor Bahru

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 25 - 2011

Distance: 126.47 km
Ridetime: 04:36:11
Average: 27.5 km/h
Total distance: 10437 km

After the last days of convoy cycling, Za’im, Cheng and myself were first told we would be cycling alone down to Johor Bahru. However, in the morning two cars showed up anyway, ready to follow us all the way.

After breakfast with Eddy whose office I had been staying in, it was time to move.

It was a hot day on the road. Somehow the heat down here next to Singapore feels more intense than elsewhere in Malaysia. It has probably to do with the humidity.

As we reached Johor Bahru we all had reasons to celebrate. Za’im and Cheng had reached their final destination and set a new distance record for fixie bicycles. I had reached the end of the Asian mainland, the huge continental landmass that I first entered in Turkey almost half a year ago. From now on I will be on islands all the way to Australia.

In Johor Bahru I met Abdullah who first took me on a quick tour around the city.

Later we had a delicious dinner with the local radio community. Once again I was reminded how late people in Malaysia meet. As I was getting ready to find my bed at 11 pm, people were still arriving in the restaurant.

Tomorrow I will be going to Singapore!

Categories: Malaysia
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2 Responses so far.

  1. 9W2OCC says:

    you miss the southern most tip of mainland asia,,,
    that located at Tanjung Piai, Johor,,,

  2. Next time, Sham!